Monthly Archives: June 2010

Working To Cut Speed In Edgbaston

Regular readers of this blog will know about the excessive speeding which occurs in Wellington Road, Edgbaston. It seems a long, straight and wide road is just too much temptation for some people and speeds of just over 90 mph have … Continue reading

Challenging The Growth Agenda

The Birmingham Post on-line, on Saturday, covered my challenge to the growth agenda in Birmingham – made at Birmingham Council’s Co-ordinating Overview and Scrutiny Committee last Friday. It was the previous Labour Government, supported almost always by our Labour MP … Continue reading

Viewing The MG6 At Co-ordinating Scrutiny

This morning was the monthly meeting of Birmingham City Council’s Co-ordinating Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The Conservative and Lib-Dem members of this committee are the Chairmen of the various Scrutiny committees,  plus there are several Labour members as well. This morning … Continue reading

Installation Of New University Chancellor

Birmingham City University has campuses in various locations around the city – including the health faculty on Westbourne Road in Edgbaston. Uniquely, as far as I am aware, each year the University changes its Chancellor to have the current Lord … Continue reading

Visit To City Hospital’s Co-located Maternity Unit

Much of my work as Health Scrutiny Chairman over the past twelve months has been to do with proposed maternity changes in the wider Birmingham area. These have been (and are still being) scrutinised via two joint committees which we have set up with … Continue reading

Awards Dinner At CCLA

Back in February I won the “Scrutineer of the Year” Award at the LGiU’s  “Cllr 10” Conference and Awards Ceremony which was held at the Emmirates Stadium. Last night, the sponsors of the awards, CCLA, held a celebratory dinner for … Continue reading

In Touch With Edgbaston

Our latest In Touch leaflet arrived from the printer’s last week and will shortly be dropping through letter boxes in Edgbaston Ward. It contains lots of news from your 3 Edgbaston Councillors – me, James Hutchings and Fergus Robinson, and … Continue reading

Watching The World Cup!

As everyone knows, the World Cup started last weekend. Everyone except our Labour MP that is! She posted on June 17th that the World Cup was starting THIS weekend. But I guess that’s what happens when you cut and paste … Continue reading

Edgbaston Gets Its Own Police Station

Following the police reorganisation in April, Edgbaston, Selly Oak and Northfield constituencies have joined together into one Local Policing Unit (LPU). However Edgbaston Ward has ended up with its own Police Station. The former Belgrave Middleway Police Station has now … Continue reading

Birmingham Food Fair!

This year Birmingham Council merged its Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee with its Adults and Communities Overview and Scrutiny, to make a new Health and Adults Overview and Scrutiny Committee, which I am chairing. It is a committee with a big … Continue reading